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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rock Loader

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
1. Rock Loader Marker
Inscription.  

This machine was used to load a car with rock from a rock tunnel. A pulley was attached to the freshly blasted rock face and a rope passed from one of the drum hoists on the loader, over the pulley and attached to the back of the scraper shovel. Another rope, attached to the front of the scraper, was operated by a second drum of the double drum hoist. Operating the foot pedal at the side of the loader brought the scraper bucket with its load of rock up the apron of the loader and over the waiting coal or rock car. Once the load of rock had been deposited in the car, the lever adjacent to the foot pedal was used to return the scraper bucket to the rock face. This machine was also used in the driving of tunnels and gangways and was last used in the renovation of the Lackawanna Coal Mine.

 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 25.004′ N, 75° 42.9′ W. Marker is in Scranton
Rock Loader and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
2. Rock Loader and Marker
, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker and rock loader are near the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour Visitor Center, in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scranton's History Mule (a few steps from this marker); The Loading and Supply Dock (a few steps from this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (a few steps from this marker); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (within shouting distance of this marker); A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond (within shouting distance of this marker); Information About This Piece of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Rock Loader image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
3. Rock Loader
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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